We couldn’t be happier about the engagement in last week’s EdTech webinar. Thanks to everyone who participated, and an extra thanks to those who whipped out their cell phones to submit answers to the trivia and polling! The icing on the cake was seeing educator Jen LaMaster tweet this photo of colleague and fellow “BYOD cheerleader” JD Ferries-Rowe as he watched and participated in the webinar using many devices. How fitting! If you missed out, no worries. You can watch the archived version of the webinar here.
The EdTech Webinar on BYOD Policies in Education:
Our collaborators shared valuable experiences, information, and case studies with our viewers, so watch the recording of it below and tweet any feedback or remaining questions to @tophatmonocle. Then join us on October 3, 2012 for the next EdTech Webinar.
An overview of the presenters:
Suzanne Holloway: Suzanne is the community manager at Top Hat Monocle and the organizer of the EdTech Webinar series. Suzanne will be hosting the webinar on BYOD, presenting an overview of the trend along with its benefits and constraints.
Tim Clark: If you’ve done any research on BYOD or BYOT (bring your own technology), you’ve probably come across Tim Clark’s name. Tim is responsible for the BYOD policy implementation in Forsyth County Schools of Georgia. This year, all 36 schools in his distrcit are BYOD! Tim is also the founder of the “BYOT Network” and weekly Tweetup. Follow him for amazing tips & resources @BYOTnetwork and join his weekly Tweetup #byotchat, Thursdays at 6pm PT/ 9pm EST.
Jason Bazylak: A Professor of Engineering at the University of Toronto, Professor Bazylak reflected on his first year with BYOD in a University setting. Professor Bazylak authored a paper “Take Out Your Cell Phones — Class Is Starting,” exploring the pedagogical potential of cell phones and supporting their use in class. Follow Professor Bazylak on Twitter @profbazylak.
Cara Lyons: OnlineColleges.net’s Cara Lyons is responsible for the awesome infographic you may have seen floating around the twittersphere “Why Go BYOD.” She presented the infographic along with an analysis of higher ed schools with BYOD policies. Follow OnlineColleges.net for additional beautiful infographics @oncolleges.